How to Know if You're Banned in UAE

Ban is a legal mechanism that prevents employee or residents from re-entering the same country or a person who served ban is unable to work or live in specific country.

There are Two Types of Ban in United Arab Emirates.
1. Immigration Ban
2. Labour Ban, Employment Ban or Work Permit Ban

Immigration Ban
All countries except UAE and GCC nationals needs permission from the Government of UAE (Ministry of Immigration) to enter the country. Application must be processed in specific Emirate, as each governing body has their own immigration department with different rules and regulations. If you are denied entry in the UAE, you might have a specific immigration ban imposed.

Reason of Immigration Ban:
There are various reasons to be banned in UAE, however known cases in the Emirates are ban due to any criminal offences, illegal visa entry or exit, fake passports entry and exits, weapons or ammunition, drugs, bounced cheques, murder case, serious abuse case with UAE citizens, inappropriate relationship, theft, rape, violence, breaking serious rules and regulation of UAE government, or any other crimes. 

How to Remove Immigration Ban
Is there any way or any e-services provided from government of UAE or from Ministry of Immigration? The answer is NO. You will face immigration ban till the time you are cleared by Ministry of Immigration or you have served your sentence.

Labour Ban or Work Permit Ban
You will face a labour ban if you leave or quit a job without any reason, breaking terms and condition of labour contract or started another job before finishing the first contract.

There are two types of labour ban also known as employment ban or work permit ban.
1. 6 months labour ban
2. 1 year labour ban

What is the Reason of 6 Months Labour ban?
Employee in the UAE will be banned automatically by Ministry of Labour (MOL) if you leave a current company before you finish your contract without any valid reason. The duration of this ban is 6 months. You will not be allowed entry at any Emirate until the ban period is cleared.

Can I travel to UAE on visit visa if I have 6 months ban?
Yes there is no restriction from the government or Ministry of Labour for you to enter any Emirate on tourist or visit visa.

Is there any way to remove 6 months ban within UAE in e-services provided for labour by UAE government?
YES, there is! You can remove your 6 months ban without leaving the country by finding a job in any free zone areas in the UAE. It is also possible if you find a job in any government agencies, provided you hold a valid diploma and offered at least 7,000 AED (Seven thoussand dirhams) salary or bachelors degree with salary offer of 12,000 AED (Twelve thousand dirhams) mentioned in your contract.

What is the Reason of 1 Year Labour ban?
Losing a case in any Emirate against your current employer, leaving a government job before completing your limited labour contract or violation of terms and conditions of your labour contract will put you in a 1 year ban. You will not be allowed entry in the UAE until ban period is cleared. 

Employee who will not face labour ban:
1. Citizens of UAE will not have immigration and labour ban.
2. Joining an oil company.
3. Employees who are changing job within same free zones.
4. Employees who are joining government or semi-government organizations.
5. Employees who have completed their limited term contracts.
6. Employees who have completed 3 years of service under unlimited term contract.

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